exploring the heart of canada

Have you ever seen the sun rise in the prairies? It's unlike anything else – boundless and isolating in the most comforting way. There is no quantifying its beauty. It signifies the beginning of the future.

And the future, almost always, guarantees an adventure...

We are Rachelle & Kristen and our mission is to inspire you to Do North by exploring what's inside Canada's heart.

Until the sun sets,

Do North.


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Each adventure will indicate the season we think is best for visiting. We will also rate them on a 3 point scale:

- loved it!

- worth the trip

- skip it. 

We are going to be brutally honest and subjective here. You do not have to agree with us, and that's okay!

Lastly, we'll categorize our adventures based on their distance from the city centre (usually Winnipeg). Day trips will typically be within a 2 hour drive of Winnipeg and overnight trips will be 2+ hours away from the city.

Happy adventuring! 

July 22, 2018


It’s an early Saturday morning. You’re about to adventure out into the wilderness for the day, but before you head north out of town, you need to accomplish one important task. You open the doors to a local business down the street, the only one open this early on a weekend, and you take a deep breath in through your nose. ​​You smile. What is that therapeutic aroma that gifts the air, instantly waking you up from your sleepy state? Well, of course – it’s the java juice.

Let’s take a moment to talk about coffee. We LOVE coffee. We never embark on a camping trip without the essentials: ground or instant coffee, lots of water, and a percolator. Have you ever had coffee percolated over a campfire before? It is THE best and nothing compliments a warm, morning sunshine beside a calm body of water, more than a fr...

June 28, 2018


If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Winnipeg is flat. Very flat. However, there are a few spots in the city with a bit of elevation. One many know is Westview Park, more lovingly known as Garbage Hill. Newer on the scene is Bison Butte. It was originally built to be a private mountain bike trail for the Summer 2017 Canada Games. It's now being maintained by Fort Whyte and is open to the public as a multi use trail.

According to the designers, there is a total of 6km of trail. There is a main loop around the water basin that I would guess is about 2km in total. It is the perfect place for a lunchtime stroll, quick nature break from the hustle and bustle of the city or a few hill sprints.

The trails are rated for mountain bikers. For hikers, just be mindful of the bikers on the trails. You can access...

April 10, 2018

How about those lakes though? Inevitably, lakes are one of the best parts about Manitoba. You do not have to travel far outside of the city to get your water fix, either. Some of Manitoba’s most beautiful bodies of water are within a 2-hour drive from Winnipeg. What a time to be alive if you live in southern Manitoba (well that, and the fact that the Jets are absolutely killing their post season run, but I digress…).

Last year, our family purchased a cottage on Pinawa Bay, about 18 minutes past Lac Du Bonnet. Our lakeview property faces west and quite possibly has the best sunsets in all the land (I am not biased whatsoever). But, for real, they are phenomenal – it is the kind of sky where you gasp for air because the view literally takes your breath away. I feel so #blessed that my family found this little...

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